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wes 2143

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Identification please
« on: May 03, 2019, 08:52:33 PM »
hi everyone, could someone identify this clear stone for me, it was found in some sapphire wash from Sapphire in Queensland with some green sapphires
Thank you

MakkyBrown

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 08:57:46 PM »
Welcome wes,
Looks like a bit of topaz :)
CheersMB

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 09:02:13 PM »
I just scrolled down and noticed the sapphires. What do they look like when lit up with a torch ? Any cutters? They look pretty good.

« Last Edit: May 03, 2019, 09:06:23 PM by MakkyBrown »

wes 2143

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 09:20:12 PM »
I just scrolled down and noticed the sapphires. What do they look like when lit up with a torch ? Any cutters? They look pretty good.

Hi Mark as you can see by the biro tip they are a bit on the small size. I am not sure about cutters as these are the first sapphires that I have ever found. I have just started on fossicking and have a lot to learn

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 09:39:31 PM »
Wes, I don't think they are that small. If they light up and don't have too many cracks they might cut. Bit hard for me to used the biro tip as scale. A coin works well for scale.
CheersMB

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 11:17:37 AM »
Given the location
Clear zircon?
Clear corundum?
Do a specific gravity test (density)

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 01:06:02 PM »
Given the location
Clear zircon?
Clear corundum?
Do a specific gravity test (density)

ZipZip just ordered a set of scales so will do a specific gravity test next week
cheers

wes 2143

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2019, 02:43:08 PM »
Given the location
Clear zircon?
Clear corundum?
Do a specific gravity test (density)

ZipZip just ordered a set of scales so will do a specific gravity test next week
cheers
Just completed a specific gravity test on the stone and came up with 4 so it is a sapphire? it weight was 1.20 ct the larger green stone is  3.45 ct

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2019, 11:00:55 PM »
Cool, far better than the topaz I thought it looked like. :)
 If it is clean you could get it cut. Clear sapphire would be pretty nice.

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2019, 03:07:32 AM »
Very nice, a good little haul, the clear shinie , could be topaz, quartz, or may be moonstone

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2019, 10:23:24 PM »
Coming from Sapphire I'd say it was a Zircon. I always get a couple in the sieve when i go for Sapphire out there. Check your SG test again as Zircons have a SG of 4.6 as opposed to a Sapphire with a SG of 4. I'm not saying it isn't a clear Sapphire but I'd say more likely a Zircon as they are clear

 

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